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Plaza de Espana

Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #84 of 442 attractions in Madrid
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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The design and detail makes this one of the most stunning squares in Europe for me. The history of Spain comes alive in this plaza!

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

During sunset it became a very lively spot with a good vibe. Heck we even saw a guy walking. A potbelly pig!

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Pennsylvania, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you are going on a tour of one of the surrounding towns, chances are you will come here to find your tour bus. Get here a few minutes early to avoid stress and relax next to the fountain. TIP: Buy a drink on the corner before boarding the bus.

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San Francisco, California
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31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were wondering around looking for a restaurant when we came across this plaza that we found even more beautiful than Plaza Mayor. It was at night so it was lighted.

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Espoo, Finland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Plaza De España is a nice place to visit, but needs a bit of renovation if you ask me. We liked the different statues and fountain. Would benefit from having working public restrooms.

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Plaza has beautiful fountains and monuments surrounded by shade trees and park benches. It is an ideal place for a restful picnic in the center of Madrid. There is a great deal of activity in the Plaza with a few blocks of outdoor market merchants selling a variety of items. The location is very close to the Royal Palace.

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Neath, United Kingdom
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118 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is an attractive square with a stone obelisk in the centre. In front of the obelisk is a statue of Don Quixote riding his horse. This can be very busy with people lining up to take their pictures standing by the horse. There are a number of craft stalls lining the walk from the fountain to the obelisk.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Iconic scenery, no trip to Spain is complete without a trip to and around this plaza. Most all pictures will prove to be difficult due to traffic.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A nice plaza with a Cervantes statue (including Don Quixote and Sancha Panza) and a market selling clothes, bags, jewellery etc. It does get busy so taking photos without tourists becomes difficult unless you get there early.

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Adelaide, Australia
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Busy plaza. The Cervantes Monument was crawling with people in the afternoon. We came back early the next morning and were able to take snaps without the endless amount of people wanting to have a photo taken with the bronze sculpture of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.

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